Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Know....BAD BAD BLOGGER!!! did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth? Well somedays it sure feels that way, but I have been able to sneak in a little card making, so hopefully, you still want to sneak a peak! anywho, life has been busy, I have started an ebay biz, so I am cleaning everything out!!! if it hasnt been used in a year, its
GONE!!!! so here are a few pictures of what I have been doing:

This is a gift card holder I made...I think it will be a pro-to-type for some we are making for a craft show at our local high school.

This is one of the sample cards I have made for a few realtors who want to buy sets to give to their customers. This one has the edges distressed. I will custom make them based on their color choices and add a charm that says "we're moving" or congrats on your new home" depending on their personal choice.

This is another sample for the realtors....I have made a couple others which i will post later.
I spend the rest of my time at soccer games and watching precious babies. Isnt life the BEST!!! Hope all is well with everyone! be blessed!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008


hey gals....go over here and check out this awesome blog! She is celebrating 500 hits in her first mOnth!!! woo hoo!

and she has some super duper cute blog candy available!

I will post some creations soon! Promise!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

i know, 2post it one day??? crazy huh? but this was just too fun!

What Your Purple Umbrella Says About You
When faced with adversity, you remain together and graceful.
You are very balanced, and it's hard for you to let yourself get too down.

You are brainy and philosophical. It's hard for you to lose your broad perspective on life.
You accept things as they are. You don't try to change anything that can't be changed.

On a rainy day: you should spend the day reading">The Umbrella Test

Hump Day! means nothing when you dont have a job!!!

yes, today is traditionally called "hump day" but when you stay at home, does it actually mean anything? NOPE!!! just means more cleaning, more laundry, blah blah blah!!! I am completely sick of doing LAUNDRY!!! does anyone else ever feel this way???? Am i the only one???? well at least i got to make this card. I started out with a sketch from a paper pretties challenge, but it evolved into something close but not the i chose to use a stamped image from stamping bella called best friend forevah! you can find the stamp here at If you havent ever checked them out you definetly NEED to!!!
anyway....moving on....this is my baby Aaron in between soccer games at last saturday's tournament. It was so completely HOT HOT HOT!!! to hot to play soccer....and i ended up getting scorched! even with sunscreen my legs were sooooo RED. So OK, another soccer parent said to spray the sunburn down with vinegar and it would take the sting i tried it and wah lah!!! it worked....i was stinky, but i wasnt hurting! Have i told you that my boys can sleep anywhere? well here is proof, we are at McD's between games and he laid down and fell asleep!
and apparently Saturday was the day to focus on his foot skills, because 2/3rds of the pictures i took were of his feet???? dont ask, either he was moving too fast or i was focusing too slow! heeheehee!!!
and this is when he was getting ready to play goalie, isnt he such a cute goalie? I think so.

Well I hope everyone is having a wonderful, blessed "hump day"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

finally, some new cards!!!!

The first card is a riley moose from MFT stamps....he is soooo adorable! I made this birthday card for my sons girlfriend (stephanie) to give to her best friend Cassie for her 20th birthday! Her fav color is green!!!
This card is made with the Sweet -N- Sassy Chocoholic stamp set, I got as blog candy prize from Anita!!! isnt it just the coolest evah!!! i think so, and again anita, thank you thank you thank you!
I was on a pink and purple kick the other day, so i decided to make a congrats card with pregobella (hahahaha, not her real name! she is incognito!) I cuttlebugged the top and stamped the senitiment on the bottom.
I used flowerbella and some CTMH DP to make this card!!!
back to pink and purple and paper pretties sophia (i think that is the correct name) but even if i am wrong she is so adorable and truly SWEET!!!

Hope you enjoy, love to hear your comments and have a blessed day....i'm off to a soccer game! woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

blog candy at Suzanne's blog~check it out

go here and tell her your favorite movie for a chance to win some awesome blog candy....and be sure to check out her awesome creations also!

I will be posting some new cards later today!

Monday, September 1, 2008

more blog candy available

hey gals go on over to Loreens blog...she has some great blog candy available for her hitting 5ooo hits! wow! that is alot!!! and she has a great blog!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

blog candy alert

hey girls go check out some super cute blog candy at Zoe has a great blog and alot of super cute cards on there!!! but hurry you only have til Sept. 1st to get a comment made for the blog candy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I got an award!!!

I received this wonderful award from my good buddy Cheri H. aka cheribella and I feel so priveleged that she nominated me for it, so it definetely made me smile!!!! So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Now the rules say i can nominate 5 more people for this award, people who inspire me so here goes:

Rules for the JAVABLU AWARD:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated
This is very hard to pick just 5 people, but here we go......Drum roll pleeeeaaaazzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!! my award nominees are:
Emily at because this girl is soooo incredibly talented! I am so truly amazed everytime i visit her blog...which is awesome! so stop by and say HI!
Shannon at also extremely talented and keeps me very amused with her song choices....they always end up stuck in my head!
Heidi at this girl is super talented as well and has the cutest stuff on her blog every time!
Kim at One of the first girls i met through bellaholics annonymous and always has the most awesome creations on her blog!
Jen at another super duper incredibly talented woman whose creativity never ceases to inspire me!
So pick up your awards and post it proudly!!! I hope it makes your day as much as it did mine!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm BACK!!!

well i have been MIA for quite awhile!!! and life was CRAZY and then it got CraZIER!!! so long story short...the "great new Job" turned out to be NOT SO GREAT!!! so now I no longer have a job! I know....UNBELIEVABLE....she decided she didnt want to train anyone, so there ya go! what kind of job do you NOT have to be trained to do???? Oh well, God is good and is always faithful to provide, so i will not worry because he will provide all my needs according to HIS riches (not mine)!!!
so anyway, that has left some time to craft!!! woo hoo!!!! so here is a few things I have made this week:
The first two pictures are a set i made to sell....they use stampendous monkeys and are soooo cute. So do you think they are "Sell" worthy??? The last picture is going to be sent as a RAK and I have 3 more with the same image, in different colors, to be sent out as Happy Mail to hopefully brighten somebody's day......Maybe it will be yOu!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I forgot to take a picture

Can you believe it? my co-worker loved the cards i made and while i was waiting for her to pick them up, another girl i work with saw them and fell in lOvE with them & ask me to make her some exactly like the first picture (with the distressed edges) only in PINK and BrOWN!!!!! so i made her 6 (3 pink and 3 brown) and she loved them too!!! woo hoo!!! BUTTTTTTT, i forgot to take a picture! oh well, maybe next time. so this is a short post , cuz i am soooo tired and i havent even had time to check out my fav blogs, so i am off to do that for a few minutes before i fall asleep TTAATAA for now my friends!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Croppinswap project and cutest babies EVAH!!!!

have you ever had a project that you kept trying to get right and the picture in your mind just could not be produced??? So if your like me, you trash it and start over.....well thats how my project for the Croppinsville Swap went...and so finally this post it note holder got my seal of approval to send out....of course they are due tomorrow and the mail probably wont get there til monday or tuesday.....luckily Allie is at CHA (having a marvelous time, i'm sure so she wont be back to get the projects until at least Monday. So take a look and tell me whatcha think....and then look at the cutest babies evah EVAH....they came over to play w/grandma (cuz uncle Aaron is gone to FArgo, ND for USAW NATIONALS) and they dont want me to be lonely!

This is my P3 (pretty pretty princess!!!) and her is sooo busy playing with all the toys, she just cant be bothered to pose for a picture.

And this is my littlest monkeyliver....I know strange pet names, but they definetly seem to fit cuz he is feisty, but so precious and soooo sweet....

He loves his grandma and I love both of them HIGHER THAN THE SKY AND WIDER THAN THE OCEAN X'S 87 1/2 KAJILLION (and that is a very whole LOT!!!!) grandbabies are the best!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with lots of crafting!!! tata for now!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Clickabella card set

A friend of mine ask me to make a set of cards for her to give to a realtor she does alot of business with, so this is what i came up with.....she picked the image and the chose the color scheme of chocolate and blue, so take a look and see what you think....i hope she likes them, she is picking them up tomorrow! I made 6 w/envies...2 of each style (one in blue, one in chocolate)

I used my cuttlebug on the bases, distressed the edges of the 2nd card and used my nesties on the third card. They were all colored w/prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I used a glitter gel pen to add a little bling to the computer and her "pearls" and a gel pen for the flower accent on her pants and the mouse! They were fun to make, so i hope the recipient enjoys them!

Blog Candy winner

Ladies please forgive, I started my new job this week....luving it!!!...but busy busy busy, and didnt post the blog candy winner....drum roll please......................#9 HEATHER!!!! so Heather please email me at with your address and some fun stuff will be on its way. i have cards to post....hopefully tonight if i can get my son packed....he leaves tomorow for ISWA CADET NATIONALS in Fargo, ND for 10 days!!! OMG it will be quiet at my house. Hopefully that means lots of crafty time!

Friday, July 11, 2008

wow!!! there is alot of blog candy available out there

check some more out here and congratulate Nikki on her 10K hits!!! plus she has got some really cool cards to peak at as well!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

another chance for blog candy

I just found this opportunity to win some blog candy over here at
so stop by, link your blog and comment for a chance to win! FREE is FUN!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

BELLAS everywhere!!!

Obviously I am bored here at work....this is my last week here before I start my new job, so I have already prepped everything to leave and there isnt much left to i thought i would go ahead and show ya some bellas i recently made.

I made this card for my daughter who is cosmetology school in Indy right now and I am never sure what color her hair willbe when she comes home for the weekends. anyway, i thought it was fun and a good reminder that it doesnt matter what color your hair is as long as you are always true to yourself!

Next is a balloonabella i made to celebrate the 4th of July. I used glossy accents to make the balloons appear shiny and lots of stickles and glitter pens to show her off.....I think the stars just kinda added a little something to balance out the card, I mean afterall it is supposed to be the stars and stripes forever right?

And lastly is a bikibella card i is a little different because i used my swiss dots CB embossing folder and then i used my pink and lime chalk ink to color the stripes, I think it turned out o.k. not sure if it is exactly what i had pictured in my mind, but then again alot of times things turn out a little differently that my mental picture, so it doesnt mean there is anything wrong with it, just a little different. well guess that is all i can share today....but keep in mind.....there is BLOG CANDY up for grabs until Sunday 8 p.m. cST, and you dont have to comment on which of my cards you like best just what STAMP OR STAMP SET you currently love the most or WANT THE MOST (HINT HINT...WiNk wInK, Nudge NuDgE!!!) so your ANSWER will help determine what the candy is!!!! Hope you are having a blessed day! I know i am!!!!

Postalbella and RAK's

This first card is a Postalbella Card from Ami and although she didnt care for it much, I think she did an awesome job AND she followed the sketch, which i could not make work for me! so Thank you Ami for a wonderful card, it made me smile! It looks like a little purse and has the cutest little metal charm on it~looks like a martini class! sooooo cute and the colors are perfect together!!!

Next are a few RAK I received in the mail last Thursday from some awesome ladies and they sent me images to color too!
The Riley one came from Kim..I just love the Pirate Riley and you may not be able to tell, but behind riley is a scroll that looks like a adorable! and she sent me this assortment of fun images to color just to thank me for sending her some BELLA images! I wasnt expecting her to do that, so it was a very nice surprise!!!! The second card is from Susan and she sent me these images in exchange for some i sent her and boy did she bless me!!! i will be coloring til my heart is content! I feel very fortunate to call these 3 gals "friends" and they should feel priveleged as i do NOT take that "friends" term lightly! OK so thats all for now....I do have a few bellas that i will be posting later today for you to enjoy, but until then....tata for now!

Monday, July 7, 2008

SO much to share and Blog Candy

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!! Ours was great, weather was great, no complaints anywhere!!! and i had a few spare minutes that i got to make some cards! woo hoooo, gotta luv those 3 day weekends! and My NEW nestabilities came in the mail on Thursday, so i got to play with them a bit also. So here is what i worked on:O.k. this used to be an infamil can (we've had alot of those over the past year~thankfully, Kailyn is almost completely off it now) anyhoo, i decided it would make a nice container for my colored pencils and gel pens, so that is what i did!

Next is a card i made in honor of the 4th of july, but i think it is missing something, so i will be back to the drawing board tonight on it....I used some TAC butterflies for the first time and they were sooo much fun to color...take a looky:
Next, is another card i made with my clickabella stamp from Gotta love the bellas!!! She was colored w/prismacolor pencils and gamsol and the background was cuttlebugged! I think that is one of my Favorite Tools EVAH EVAH!!!!
Next is a card I made with my Great Impressions stamp of the month from one of our LSS Memories on Main! I distressed the edges of the pictures and I used my Swiss dots cuttlebug folder for the background. The last card uses the cutie cute Sophia stamp from Paper Pretties that a wonderful wish grantor sent me through SCS WRAK recently, and i think she is just soooooo precious!!!
That brings me to my blog's whatcha gotta do: Comment on what is your absolute favorite, above all got use go to stamp or stamp set and then add a link on your blog to this blog candy and i will draw a random number on Sunday July 13th at 8 p.m. CST and have the winner posted by Monday, 7/ will be winning a wonderful surprise....but it will partially depends on what your fav. stamp answer is.....that is the only hint i will give away (for now....dundun dunnnnnnn!!!) so join in the fun and post your comments!!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Finally, some time to make CARDS!

Hey everybody, hope your week is going well.....mine has been wonderful!!! I got some awesome news about the new job I applied for, I got the job!!!!! but i havent turned in my letter of resignation yet....that can wait until MOnday, so we can all enjoy our 3 day weekend!!!

first is a card i finished last night while watching "so you think you can dance" This is probably one of my all time FAVORITE shows!!! and right now there are 2 couples I think are really good so it is alway fun to see what they come up with. Anyhoo, the card is colored with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS and I used some stickles in her hair and a metallic gel pen on her belt and guitar. I used glossy accents on her boots to make them appear like patent leather, cuz a rocker like her could pull that look off! dontcha think so!!! The tag is shrinky dinked and say YOU ROCK and i used my cranberry red ink pad to color it before I heat shrunk it. I think that turned out o.k. not sure if i would do it again, but i like it well enough for this card. I used SCS121 sketch challenge from SplitCoast Stampers for this layout.

Next is the Postalbella card I made for Heidi W. and hopefully she has received it or this may be a spoiler for dont look Heidi! I tried to use the sketch, but OMG I could NOT make it presentable (although I do plan to keep trying!!!) so I improvised and did go ahead and use circles as part of the layout. The image is one i received in an image swap and I wasnt sure how to use her but then i added the buttoms and thought it turned out pretty good. let me know what you think....And finally, I am getting pretty close to 1500 visitors, so when I get there, I will be giving away some blog candy. I will post a blog candy challenge shortly and see what all you creative minds and my 3 loyal readers come up get ready to start creating!!! and have a wonderful, blessed and above all SAFE 4th of July Celebration!!! There is nothing to compare to true freedom (which God gives us) and a special THANK YOU to all the troops and their families for their sacrifices!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Thank you Loreen!!!

Isnt this penguin adorable? I just luvey him and thanks to Loreen now I have him!!!! She was just toooooo kind to send him my way because I could not find any LSS that carried him. so lookout girls, I will be making stuff with this cutie pie maybe tonight!!!

and a quicky update for those who care to read on: Aaron's Greco team finished 8th in the Nation (WOO HOO GO TEAM INDIANA!) At the USAW Cadet Duals this past week in Kansas City, MO and that means he got a Medal and they qualified as "ALL-AMERICANS" Ever just feel like dancing???? of course my "happy dance" may be cause for histerical laughter if anyone ever saw it! but he personally won 5 lost 5 (2 of which he should have for sure won if he hadnt hurt his back, but thats o.k. stuff happens and we are definetly NOT complaining!!!) Oh and he did help one of his team mates win a match ~unfortunately, it was because the kid from Iowa broke his arm during his match w/my son......and NO, it wasnt his fault, the kid made a big mistake and posted his arm (meaning he put it down to try and catch himself) and my son said it was the grossest sound he has ever snapped and went backwards....YUCK!!! SO anyhoo that created a forfeit for his team mate. Good for him, bad for the other kid! OK thats all for now, I promise to post some cards tomorrow or maybe later tonight after I get home.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pins and Needles

so today I am waiting.....waiting (not patiently, mind you) but waiting and waiting to see updates on what is happening with my son in Kansas City at USAW GRECO DUALS. Currently he is 3 & 3 and his team is in 2nd place and going for the championship!!! He's a little upset because he hurt his back and lost 2 matches that he should have won, but his back is a little better this morning so we are praying that today is a better day for him. I will probably post updates throughout the day if anyone is interested you can check back....

I have been creating, but the things i am doing are being submitted to a DT contest and can not be previously published or posted on any website or blog, so you will have to wait to see what i've been up to.....I think it is some pretty good stuff and i hope it is good enough to be chosen, but so does everyone else who applies and alot of them have more experience so if it doesnt work out this time....i will keep trying! have a great day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A little of this and alot of that

O.K. i promised yesterday to get these posted, but life got in the way, so here they are: first card is the RAK card I received from Melissa for the Bella RAK unite day!!! great idea Melissa!!! and after receiving her card and letter, she definetly lives in a more exciting environment in New Orleans, than I do in Indiana.....the only thing we have going for us here in Indiana, is Holiday World, which of course is renowned for their wooden roller coasters and huge water park. Unfortunately for as close as I live (approx 45 mins. away) we never seem to have the time to go and enjoy the day there. Anyhoo, Melissa's idea has def. inspired me to send out more RAK, because EVERYbody loves Happy Mail!!!
The next 2 cards are from Pam Gaynor who sent me these both of these beautiful RAK cards. I dont think I was supposed to get 2 (one was an OOPS) but arent they both just lovely!!! she does such nice work! I always enjoy looking at her creations. So thank you Melissa and Pam, It was a very happy mail day for me!!!
Next are a few pics my son took when we dropped him off at of his best friends LUVS Purdue, so he was jealous that Aaron was getting to go and he of course, we had to take some pictures to rub it in a little...heeeheee!!! I did think the pics of the stadium are pretty cool, the way the name and the purdue symbol goes across the seats, and I think my baby is one handsome young man....but i know i am slightly biased afterall he is my kid, right?

and lastly, i'm posting a couple of cards i finished when i got home last night.....i know this has been a long post, so i am sorry, just catching up from being gone. hope everyone has a blessed week!

Hope you have enjoyed your visit and please stop by frequently, i will try to have new stuff posted daily. AND when i hit 1500 visitors I am planning some really cool blog candy giveaways!!! C-Ya soon!

Friday, June 20, 2008

I've been RAK'd and a few RAK's sent out

Well let me say, I think this has got to be one of the nicest RAK's i have ever recieved.....Thank you Melissa for thinking up the wonderful idea of Bella Rak day! Here is a picture of the card I received from Denise Follmar (aka Queenbeeabella) and inside it was a lovely letter telling me all about herself and her family! I know its crazy, but we have alot in common and I felt an instant connection to this wonderful lady! We both live in Indiana, live in a small town that is a little bit-of-country but close enough to a Target / Walmart that I wont die, have kids and have been scrapbooking and stamping about the same amount of time ~ although I must confess, i think she has accomplished alot more in her scrapbooking than i have ~ i am sooooo slow at it some days it takes forever and if its not perfect, i start over....ugh! Anyhoo here is the picture of her b-u-tiful card!!!

Isnt she the cutest? If you would like to check out her blog you can find it here at Stop by, I think you will enjoy your visit there.

Next are 2 pictures of the RAK cards I sent out.....cant say to who, cuz it is a secret, but they should be receiving them in the next day or so.....hopefully, they will like them and enjoy them as much as I enjoyed receiving mine from here ya go!

On Mine, I colored them with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and use my savvyshoppabella from, I used my swiss dot cuttlebug folder and misc. dp and of course i added some stickles to her top, girls gotta have some bling on her right? I also decided to use "knots" on my ribbon because of a challenge to use knots i read about on SCS....dont ask me which challenge, i dont know, but i DID read it earlier this week, so there ya go.
well i hope everyone is having a blessed week and i will talk with ya later!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

sheetload short cuts

a while back i told you about a free e-zine called SheetLoads of Cards where they give you the "formula" to create really cute cards in multiples of 10. I think it is a really great site and the information is soooo useful and NOW they have a sister site where they are going to offer products that will make paper crafting easier for us! how cool is if you havent already checked them out go by and take a look see and get a chance to win some good blog candy giveaway.

hope your day is blessed!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Somewhere.....over the sea

Somewhere.....waiting for ME....This is the song i sing to my grandbabies, only I change it to have their names in it and make it a little sillier at the end, but they LOVE it! and I thought of them when I saw this stamp at a LSS (well Owensboro, which is 45 minutes away from where i live) over the weekend. I had been wanting to go over there for a while now, but just hadnt found the time, so Saturday, I made the time, early before everyone else was up and looking for me. Anyway back to the card....background of course is cuttlebugged w/swiss dots, image is colored w/prismas and gamsol and the sentiment is stickled (cuz ya gotta have some bling....right?) I think the stickles kinda gave it an appearance of having sand on the card? maybe? i could be stretching, but its my blog so i guess i can if i want! heeeheeeheee!

Well onto other BABY started drivers ed yesterday and it makes me feel kinda sad and alot nervous about him being old enough to drive. I dont know why it is bothering me, i have already had 2 others grow up and drive and he is pretty responsible, but still he is my BABY!!!! guess i will just have to learn to deal with it huh?

hope ya'll are having a wonderful and blessed week! thanks for stopping by!